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Himsa signs w/ Century Media Records

Thursday, November 30, 2006 3:38 PM PT

Official press release:

Century Media Records is extremely proud to welcome Himsa to its worldwide family. The Seattle-based metal quintet's ferocious blend of melodic, unrelenting thrash speed mixed with old-school influences resulted in a savage, unique and uncompromising sound that was welcome, refreshing and undeniable. The group continued to carve out their own unique niche in the scene through relentless touring alongside a wide variety of artists from Danzig and Behemoth to As I Lay Dying and Shadows Fall, helping them win over legions of fans worldwide.

Himsa further describe their feelings over the new partnership: “We are very excited, thrilled and honored to be asked to join the Century Media army. All of us are huge fans and supporters of the label and have always admired CM's continuous drive for releasing great and memorable albums throughout the years. The relationships that have grown and prospered between CM and other bands on their roster shows the honesty, loyalty and sincerity they have as a family. We feel it is the best move for us as individuals and as a band. With Sammi Curr (guitars) rejoining Himsa and writing new material with Kirby Johnson (guitars), our integrity and passion are at an all-time high with this next step. As soon as the new album is recorded, we will be back on the road destroying your towns."

Himsa's debut full-length, Courting Tragedy and Disaster (2003), was hailed by Revolver as "a manic 11-song effort that's as speedy and raw as it is technical and melodic," earning the band a highlight as one of 10 bands labeled as the "future of metal." However, it was 2006's Hail Horror that began to show what this band was truly capable of, as they let their brutal catchiness naturally coexist alongside musical complexity. The album, produced by the renowned Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic), perfected the formula that has allowed the band to continue building their own niche in the current metal scene and gaining attention from MTV, FUSE, Revolver, Guitar World, Outburn, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and countless other outlets.

In other news, Himsa have been added to the Century Family's Third Annual Christmas Balls show, which takes place Wednesday, Dec. 13 th at The Key Club in Hollywood, CA. The event will also feature the LA based quintet In This Moment and will be headlined by Sweden's Dream Evil, who will be making their American debut and only U.S. appearance of 2006.


11/30/2006 3:43:33 PM

11/30/2006 3:48:18 PM

11/30/2006 4:04:52 PM
best news of this post is that dream evil is coming stateside! tempted to drive down from sacramento for this

11/30/2006 4:22:19 PM
cant wait for all the sellout comments

11/30/2006 5:29:34 PM
i thought they already were on CM....shows how much i pay attention to this band. OH well....they'll fit in well with the rest of the shit metal that label puts out.

11/30/2006 5:29:48 PM
"metaljohn 11/30/2006 4:04:52 PM best news of this post is that dream evil is coming stateside!" ... fck I wish I lived closer to CA for that...

11/30/2006 5:37:41 PM
metaljohn 11/30/2006 4:04:52 PM "best news of this post is that dream evil is coming stateside! tempted to drive down from sacramento for this" Ha! The singer is posting in a thread about his band. LOLz

11/30/2006 5:38:05 PM
congratulations, this is great news! lookin forward to the next release!

11/30/2006 6:56:48 PM

11/30/2006 7:19:10 PM
good for those dudes.

11/30/2006 7:30:54 PM

11/30/2006 8:24:33 PM
Awesome news.

11/30/2006 9:37:16 PM
himsa is AMAZING. Everybody that doesnt think so, doesnt know good music...period.

11/30/2006 10:58:13 PM
shit band shit label

11/30/2006 11:37:33 PM
Courting Tragedy and Disaster was their debut?? Uhh...Ground Breaking Ceremony? Hello? gay PRESS RELEASE WRITER??

12/1/2006 7:18:25 AM
shit band full of gays.

12/1/2006 7:19:01 AM
Ground Breaking Ceremony was actually good.

12/2/2006 2:00:35 AM
i have their belt buckle! metal dude.

12/2/2006 5:03:34 PM
This band is better than yours

12/2/2006 11:25:55 PM
The vocals don't vary much, but overall a great fcking band, simply amazing. Really happy to hear about it, definitely pick up a copy of Hail Horror if you haven't already.

12/3/2006 12:36:57 AM
I'll pick up a copy of gay porn and be done with it. Queerishness.